Guneet Monga is an Indian film producer and the CEO of Sikhya Entertainment (Sikhya Entertainment is a film production and distribution company). Gunnet was born and raised in Delhi. In 2006, she moved to Mumbai to begin working on her films. She is well-known for “short documentary films” as well as “Bollywood movies,” and her films frequently feature novel topics
She was listed in Variety’s 2018 International Women’s Impact report as one of 50 artists from the entertainment industry globally. Later, The Hollywood Reporter named Guneet Monga as one of the top 12 female achievers in the global entertainment industry, and India Today, ranked her in the top 50 Indians who are reshaping India. With destiny by her side, she was also nominated for BAFTA (2015) for her movie (“The Lunchbox”)
In 2023, she added one more feather to her cap. She became the first Indian filmmaker to win 2 Oscars. The first one she won for “Period. End of the sentence” in 2019 and, the second she won for The Elephant Whisperers in 2023.
Here are some of the hard-hitting unconventional movies produced by Guneet Monga that you can’t miss:
1. The Girl in Yellow Boots (2011)
Directed by Anurag Kashyap, The Girl in Yellow Boots is a 2011 Indian mystery thriller. The story revolves around Ruth having trouble remembering her father even after receiving his letter asking her to look for him. In her quest to track him down, she travels to India but runs into numerous obstacles. Where to watch? Netflix
2. The Lunchbox (2013)
Directed by Ritesh Batra, The Lunchbox is a 2013 Indian Rom-Com drama. The story revolves around, a lonely housewife Ila (Nimrat Kaur), who decides to attempt to add some heat to her stagnant marriage by arranging a special supper for her uncaring husband. Along with Nimrat Kaur, the movie stars Irrfan Khan in the lead role. The movie earned a lot of praise and was a box office hit. Where to watch?: Prime Video
3. Masaan (2015)
Directed by Neeraj Ghaywan, Masaan is a 2015 Indian Romance drama. The plot centers around Varanasi, a holy city on the banks of the Ganges, and deals with the harsh consequences of people who disregard moral standards. A young lady from a different caste captures the heart of Deepak, a young man from an impoverished neighborhood, who is helplessly in love. The movie stars Vicky Kaushal, Richa Chadha, and Sanjay Mishra in a critical roles. Beautifully written and directed, with top-notch performances, it’s a must-watch movie! Where to watch Masaan? Disney+Hotstar
4. Period: End of Sentence (2018)
Directed by Rayka Zehtabchi, Period. End of Sentence is a 2018 short documentary film. The story centers around women who learn to make sanitary pads and use them to combat the shame associated with menstruation in a town outside of Delhi. The movie won an Oscar in 2018 (Academy Award for best documentary) Where to watch? Netflix
5. Soorarai Pottru (2020)
Directed by Sudha Kongara Prasad, Soorarai Pottru is a 2020 Indian Action drama film. Maara, a young man from a far-off village, is the focus of the narrative. He has ambitions to found his own aviation business. Yet for his mission to be a success, he needs to get over several barriers and difficulties. The movie, starring Suriya, was a great commercial hit. Where to watch? Prime Video
6. Pagglait (2021)
Directed by Umesh Bist, Pagglait is a 2021 Indian black comedy-drama film. The story revolves around a young widow who struggles with grief, eccentric relatives, and a stunning discovery about her late spouse. The actors and director of the movie won two Asian Academy Critics Awards and one Filmfare. In case you haven’t watched Sanya Malhotra starrer Pagglait, then do watch it on Netflix.
7. The Elephant Whisperers (2022)
Directed by Kartiki Gonsalves, The Elephant Whisperers is a 2022 Indian short documentary film. The movie’s plot centers on Bomman and Bellie, a couple from South India who dedicate their entire lives to raising Raghu, an orphaned baby elephant. They create a unique family that pushes the boundaries between the human and animal worlds. The movie won Oscar for Best Documentary Short Film in 2023. Where to Watch? Netflix
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